Artist Sadie Woods presents Centro Social, or Social Club, a one-night exploration and showcase of music, visual culture, and contemporary art and entertainment.
Featuring Arrington Porter, Momo-dono, Lional “ Brother El” Freeman, A.J. McClenon, Allen Moore, Chris Paquette, and Afra Williams.
Underground art cool meets the nightclub in Centro Social with a roster of artists that mix dj aesthetics and electronic music, sound and video art, and live musical performance. This evening affair is part contemporary art and part social club in the tradition of Black and Brown culture-making.
Centro Social is presented by Elastic Arts, in partnership with the Elastro and Dark Matter series. Join us Friday, July 13, from 8:00pm-12:00am at Elastic Arts, 3429 West Diversey Avenue, #208, Chicago, IL 60647. $10 cover.
Dark Matter Radio show featuring Sadie Woods, hosted by Sam samiam Lewis, as a program of Centro Social.
Dark Matter Radio (DMR) on Que4 Radio was started by Sam Lewis in 2016 to showcase and highlight creative POC in arts and culture. Sam is a founder and director of Logan Square based, Elastic Arts. In that role he has spent the past 20 years providing performance opportunities to underserved artist in Chicago and beyond. Starting DMR is a further extension of his work at Elastic Arts where he currently curates a monthly performance series with Jonathan Woods, of Brightseed Collaborative, which showcases music, art and performance of forward thinking artists of color. Having the outlet of the radio show provides additional capacity for artists to be interviewed and perform live on air, reaching a wider audience. DMR airs every Wednesday from 10pm-midnight CT on www.Que4.org.
Radius presents Sadie Woods' "It Was a Rebellion", a site-specific radio broadcast for the fiftieth anniversary of the Chicago “riots” following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination in April of 1968.
“A riot is the language of the unheard.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
From the days of the Civil Rights Era to Ferguson to Baltimore to downtown Chicago in wake of Laquan McDonald, the public expression of Black rage that escalates into physical confrontation or property damage is often framed as mindless barbarism by authority and mainstream media with the word “riot.” In this sonic exploration, DJ and sound artist Sadie Woods recooperates and challenges our notion of the riot and reframes it as legitimate, even loving, insurgency or rebellion. This performance commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, but also his sanitized legacy, redeeming the radical impulses and invasions in the public space that are fundamentally expressions for hope and change. Mixing music from the Civil Rights Era, news reports, speeches, ephemera, and symbolic sounds, Woods takes us on a journey that reverberate with echoes of the unheard.